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Policy Briefing: Finance
'I think we've struck the right balance,' says Parliamentary Secretary for Finance François-Philippe Champagne of the government's proposed CPP enhancement. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberals cold to changes to CPP expansion

A small-business advocacy group is calling for delayed implementation and an exemption for lower-income earners.
'Budget 2017 has a lot more at stake for them; it definitely will be a chance for them to show traction,' says strategist Greg MacEachern.
Conservatives know there is a limit to what government can do to grow the economy. That’s why we don’t promise things we can’t deliver.
'Preventative measures are for the future, and right now there’s a crisis,' says NDP housing critic Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet.
Opinion|Guy Caron
Canadian companies can compete on the world stage, if there is a level playing field.
Expect the Liberals to keep ticking off their election promises before putting anything new and shiny in the window.

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